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How stupid can you get ?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mr_cellophane, 24 Jun 2008.

  1. mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/sussex/7471043.stm


     
  2. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    A man in his 40s????Serves him right for acting like a child.
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Oh dear. One shouldn't laugh. No really.

    What a plonker! Darwin Award time, methinks.
     
  4. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    How stupid can you get? You could pull out in front of a Range Rover without looking properly... :smile:
     
  5. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Location:
    London
    It's his fault for not wearing a helmet. (I assume he wasn't). If he was, he'd have been ok.
     
  6. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    Definitely one to quote to the anti-helmet commentators on here. :smile:;) The insulation properties of a helmet must be considered when weighing up the arguments for wearing an helmet or not. ;)
     
  7. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    The sad thing is that this will probably result in loads of barriers and signs being put up, not to mention H & S surveys being done in stations the length and breadth of the country all because one man was born a plonker.
     
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    hope the bike was ok ;)
     
  9. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    I was going to say the same, Not quite sure how the helmet debate would get on with this one though. Cycling and railways don't mix? Hmmmm
     
  10. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    good job he didn't land on his arse, he could have had serious brain damage:biggrin:
     
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I wonder if there'll be an absentee from here, now! :evil:
     
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    When you read something like this it makes you wonder how some people 'tick'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Über Member

    I know of someone of the right age who lives near Hastings, and he's quite possibly mad enough to do this sort of thing. No name has been released though.
     
  14. twowheelsgood

    twowheelsgood Senior Member

    Location:
    Zurich Switzerland
    Hmm, I standard helmet would have no problem on 750v DC. Not so sure about 25kV overhead though.
     
  15. Fiona N

    Fiona N Well-Known Member

    Well no - the helmet would probably have melted making the burn worse ;)